Shopping at a local Farmer’s Market can be a fun way to try local food. There are so many options available from fresh fruits and vegetables, to organic items that can only be found there. Here are some of the best farmer’s markets in Florida’s center!
Winter Park Farmer’s Market is located at the historical train depot in Winter Park every Saturday morning from 7 a.m to 1 p.m. It is voted number one in Central Florida and is popular for its produce, plants, and other various items. It goes far beyond the typical Farmer’s Market feel. Vendors are allowed to set up indoors while the garden goods are set up outside where everyone can see them.
Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This isn’t a typical farmer’s market. There are many items other than produce such as handmade art, soaps, and plants. Orlando Farmer’s Market is celebrating 30 Years as it continues to grow with different types of venders. Her you will feel completely welcomed while you try new things like local juices and desserts. Don’t leave without trying Florida grown organic honey.
The Saturday Morning Market aims to be the ‘heart’ of the city, where community comes together and celebrates with live music, food, and shopping. The main market is located in downtown St. Petersburg every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the months of October to May. A smaller market takes over from June to August which is located in Williams Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. I has received many awards including best Market in the Southeast US. Come out to the market for some ready-to-eat food and spend the day listening to live music while you browse.
Downtown Farmer’s Curb Market is located in Downtown Lakeland. It invites locals to enjoy food, crafts, and products from other local vendors. It takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed in August) and the first Saturday of every month there is a featured local musician. The market showcases local goods and allows the community to come together.
The Winter Garden Farmer’s Market is a staple to both locals and visitors. It is a family event so even your four-legged friends can attend! This market sells many items including flowers, plants, crafts, and food. Come to enjoy shopping and live music once a week on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Previously voted number one farmer’s market, many come to try local eateries and support the small businesses that come week after week.
This unique market is the top source for local foods. Everyone gathers together on a weekly basis to enjoy fresh produce and ready to eat meals for the family. You can find different pieces of art and live music on Monday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Stardust. This is one of the many things that is promoted at this market. They encourage you to do your grocery shopping here, where you can do all of your shopping in one place!
One of the oldest cities in Central Florida, Sanford is home to old vintage homes, recognized restaurants, and this vibrant Farmer’s Market. With local and fresh produce, unique vendors, and other local businesses, this is the place to be on Saturdays from 9/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At Lake Mary Farmer’s Market, locals and visitors come from all over to enjoy local produce, handmade crafts, and other items for sale. The market is a dog-friendly place, so your four-legged friends can come and enjoy as well! There are even vendors who sell pet food and treats for them. Come and support local businesses every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Featuring over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, Downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market is the place to go on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every week there are new vendors announced on their website for everyone to look at beforehand, so you’ll always find something new!
If you are in the Disney area, the Celebration Farmer’s Market is the best market to visit. Every week there are different vendors which include food, jewelry, and much more. With a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on a Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visiting this farmer’s market surrounds you with many different kinds of vendors to explore.
Buying local products from any farmer’s market is a great way to help support local vendors and artists in your community. And maybe you will find something new to try!